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Field Guide to Sprawl / Edition 1

Field Guide to Sprawl / Edition 1

by Dolores Hayden
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ISBN-13: 2900393731988
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/19/2006
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Dolores Hayden, professor of architecture and American studies at Yale, writes about the politics of design.

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A Field Guide to Sprawl 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
FredB on LibraryThing 5 months ago
A quick read. This is a picture book of things you might see in a typical sprawling suburb, with some clever terminology. For example, a LULU is a "Locally Unwanted Land Use". This could refer to a landfill, prison or nuclear power plant. A "ball pork" is a stadium or arena paid for by taxpayers but that benefits a rich owner. A TOAD is a "temporary, obsolete, abandoned or derelict site", such as a dead mall or factory. Each term comes with a very illustrative picture. For example, a "greenfield", that is a suburban development carved out of raw land, comes with a picture of tract homes juxtaposed with a working farm.
colinsky on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Fantastic aerial photos of different types of sprawl along with bittersweet funny commentary and some valuable references. The idea is to encourage people to talk more about sprawl by popularizing a lexicon that can describe it.